Mental Health Crisis Intervention and Support for Patients

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Course Objectives

  1. Upon completion of this course, you will have increased your knowledge of appropriate responses and care for persons experiencing a mental health crisis, ranging from short-term intervention to emergency management of a life-threatening situation. Specific learning objectives to address potential knowledge gaps include:

    •  Distinguish between a mental health “crisis” and “emergency.”
    •  Describe the types, phases, and balancing factors of a mental health crisis.
    •  Recognize signs, symptoms, and contributing factors of a mental health crisis.
    •  Summarise the goals and methods involved in the mental health crisis intervention process.
    •  Explain the considerations involved in mental health triage.
    •  List effective communication techniques for use in crisis intervention.
    •  Discuss steps involved in mental health emergency management.
    •  Outline the assessment process of the patient experiencing a mental health emergency.
    •  Describe the appropriate care for patients experiencing substance use or a mental illness.
    •  Identify ethical and legal concerns related to the care of patients experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency.

Course Description

CEU course for nursing and other health professions. This 5-hour behavioral health continuing education course covers types of mental health crises, the crisis intervention process, and ethical and legal issues. Learn assessment and de-escalation techniques for patients experiencing a crisis or mental health emergency associated with depression, anxiety, substance use, and mental health disorders.

Regulations/Board Approvals

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

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$35.00

CE Credits Hours: 5.00

This course is provided in partnership with Wild Iris Medical
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